Four Winds Initiative

The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) Indigenous Patient Navigator project has the goal of helping Indigenous Patients and their families to navigate the complexities of the health system and to help them through the different transitions during their journey in and out of care. We know Indigenous people continue to experience barriers in accessing health care leading to health inequities and poor health outcomes compared to other segments of the population.

This project will work with Indigenous patients and families to co-design a navigation service with the goals of providing smoother access to services, creating better connections to health and other community services, and ultimately improving health outcomes.


The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Health System (PRIHS) Indigenous Patient Navigator project has the goal of helping Indigenous Patients and their families to navigate the complexities of the health system and to help them through the different transitions during their journey in and out of care. We know Indigenous people continue to experience barriers in accessing health care leading to health inequities and poor health outcomes compared to other segments of the population.

This project will work with Indigenous patients and families to co-design a navigation service with the goals of providing smoother access to services, creating better connections to health and other community services, and ultimately improving health outcomes.


  • The Four Winds project held an engagement session in September 2019 to discuss challenges and propose solutions to Indigenous patient navigation in southern Alberta. 

    The Steering Committee members are now being asked to rate the importance of each proposed solutions to the Four Winds project on a nine-point scale to focus the project work.

    Note: Issuing a rating of 7, 8 or 9 for each solution will not help focus the work.  We do acknowledge all the solutions proposed are important.  The project team may have opportunities to collaborate or influence departments within AHS who are already working in this area, so the goal of this survey is to rate solutions important to Four Winds.

    The project team drafted an Impact, Cost and Feasibility for each solution to support the Steering Committee member’s rating.  The rating of “high, medium, low” is not set in stone for any solution, rather is intended to stimulate critical thinking. 

    The survey will close on Friday, November 15, 2019.

    Results will be analyzed and shared for the Steering Committee meeting scheduled for November 26, 2019. 

    The survey is expected to take 30 minutes to complete.

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